Nearly 100 women suffered under doctor who appeared on YouTube dancing while performing surgeries
Attorney Susan Witt, representing three women in cases against Dr Windell Boutte, said that nearly 100 women have contacted her office about the doctor
An Atalanta-based dermatologist, who was in the news for singing and dancing while performing surgeries, has come under fire after multiple patients accused her of malpractice.
Attorney Susan Witt, who is representing three women in cases against Dr. Windell Boutte, said on Sunday that nearly 100 women have contacted her office claiming that they have suffered under the doctor's scalpel too.
One of Witt's clients is the family of a bride to be, identified as Icilma Cornelius, who went to Dr Boutte for a tummy tuck and liposuction in 2016 and was left brain dead after the surgery, reports state.
Dr Boutte, in her videos once posted on her public YouTube channel, can be seen rapping as she cuts into a patient and dancing with surgical instruments in her hand.
In one video, her assistants can also be seen dancing alongside during the surgery.
Witt reportedly said that several of Boutte's former patients have told her that they faced serious post-surgical complications due to infections.
"I've had more phone calls and emails than I could respond to," the attorney said.
Witt added that many of the dermatologist's patients said that they were motivated to come forward after they noticed the doctor's apparent lack of care and concern for her patients, CNN reported.
The attorney added that at least two of Boutte's former patients said that they identified themselves in the video the doctor posted of herself sashaying about.
Witt said: "I think in this day and age, patients do have to be their own advocate. This has been a cautionary tale which I believe patients can learn from."
'I would not recommend having surgery anywhere other than a hospital or ambulatory surgical center,' Witt cautioned.
The doctor's dancing and singing videos have been deleted from her YouTube channel. One of the doctor's attorneys, Rod Eason, declined to comment on the lawsuits and said that Boutte, who is a board-certified dermatologist, was not available for any interviews, according to CNN.
Boutte has appeared in over 20 such videos which were posted on YouTube; in one of her videos, the doctor can be seen cutting into a patient's abdomen as she sings to the O.T. Genasis song 'Cut It.'
In another clip, she can be seen leaning over the top of a patient's bare buttocks, holding surgical instruments in her hand and rapping her own version of Migos' "Bad and Boujee", singing: "My patients are bad and boujee. Building up fat in the booty."
The attorney, talking about the doctor's videos, said: "You could not present a patient in a more undignified manner."
There are at least five malpractice lawsuits pending against Boutte, and she has reached for settlements in at least four of them, according to reports.
Boutte's female patients have claimed in the lawsuits that they suffered infections, disfigurement, even brain damage after surgical procedures performed by the dermatologist in her office.